Why We Need Equality Information

Equality information refers to information which helps us to anticipate and respond to the diverse needs of students and staff.

We collate, monitor and publish this information to demonstrate how we meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty, set out under the Equality Act 2010.

Equality information can be quantitative and qualitative. We use qualitative information (such as consultation with students and staff) alongside quantitative data, to understand why certain patterns are occurring and to develop institutional interventions that will actively promote equality within the University. We use this information to:

  • Assess the impact of our policies and procedures on different groups
  • Identify priority equality objectives, such as those set out in the University’s Equality and Diversity Framework
  • Inform projects and measure progress on the University’s Public Sector Equality Duty Objectives
  • Fulfil our reporting requirements to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA)

The University is committed to ensuring our equality information is up to date and accurate for both prospective and existing students and staff. An individual’s equalities monitoring data remains confidential, unless otherwise stated at the point of request e.g. when a separate request for disability access requirement is being made. If you require any help or have any concerns about completing and submitting an Equalities Monitoring Questionnaire, please contact the Diversity Team.

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